When convenience meets surveillance: AI at the corner store

When convenience meets surveillance: AI at the corner store

Jacksons spokesperson Russ Stoddard said that when fully functional, the system will operate from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. It’s now deactivated after a test last month, but when it’s turned back on, a sign at the front of the store will notify customers that facial recognition technology is in use, and a speaker will ask customers to look at the camera.

Reverse Engineering a Xinjiang Police Mass Surveillance App

Reverse Engineering a Xinjiang Police Mass Surveillance App

Launch Map. Human Rights Watch finds that officials use the IJOP app to fulfill three broad functions: collecting personal information, reporting on activities or circumstances deemed suspicious, and prompting investigations of people the system flags as problematic.

Dear Brian Krebs, no more doxxing as a result of a disagreement, please.

Dear Brian Krebs, no more doxxing as a result of a disagreement, please.

Vincent Canfield showcased tangible proof that Spamhaus lied about their campaign against port scanners. One week later on the 25 of April Brian Krebs, a well-known Journalist and investigative reporter enters the confrontation conversation and doxxed not only Vincent Canfield but also uɐpʇou@ ✸.

Shoppers filmed in aisles by researchers analysing buying behaviour

Shoppers filmed in aisles by researchers analysing buying behaviour

Video report by ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi Shoppers at some of Britain’s biggest high street stores have been filmed by researchers to examine their buying behaviour, with some footage placed on a public YouTube channel, an investigation has found.

Facebook waited until the Mueller report dropped to tell us millions of Instagram passwords were exposed

Facebook waited until the Mueller report dropped to tell us millions of Instagram passwords were exposed

While just about every reporter was poring over the document, Facebook updated a blog post from March indicating that passwords had been exposed, stored as readable text (as opposed to securely encrypted), for hundreds of millions of Facebook users and thousands of Instagram users.

Facebook security lapse affects millions more Instagram users than first stated

Facebook security lapse affects millions more Instagram users than first stated

At 10 am ET on Thursday, as the attorney general, William Barr, wrapped up his news conference on the release of the report of the special counsel, Robert Mueller, Facebook updated a 21 March blogpost, which revealed it had mistakenly stored the passwords of hundreds of millions of users unencrypted, to include a sentence admitting that millions more Instagram accounts had been affected.

Hackers Steal More Than 100 Mercedes-Benz Cars in Chicago by Hacking Car2Go Car-Sharing App: Report

Hackers Steal More Than 100 Mercedes-Benz Cars in Chicago by Hacking Car2Go Car-Sharing App: Report

According to Edwards, Car2Go was "hacked " and, as a result, there were as many as 100 fleet vehicles unaccounted for in the car sharing provider's Chicago market. BMW, Daimler May Combine Car-Sharing Services Car2Go and ReachNow, Report Says Posted in Tech.

Email Trackers Are Watching Your Inbox. Here's How To Block Them.

Email Trackers Are Watching Your Inbox. Here's How To Block Them.

It was under this mounting frustration and anxiety that, on the recommendation of a fellow freelancer, I downloaded a tool originally meant for marketers but increasingly used by people who want to know if and when someone had actually seen their casually desperate “just following up” message: an email tracker.

Facebook admits it stored ‘hundreds of millions’ of account passwords in plaintext

Facebook admits it stored ‘hundreds of millions’ of account passwords in plaintext

Facebook confirmed Thursday in a blog post, prompted by a report by cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs, that it stored “hundreds of millions” of account passwords in plaintext for years. Both companies said passwords were stored in plaintext and not scrambled.

John Oliver says he’s going to ‘unleash hell’ on FCC by creating his own robocalls

John Oliver says he’s going to ‘unleash hell’ on FCC by creating his own robocalls

Let’s dance, you and I.” Don’t miss: Here’s why you’re getting so many spam phone calls This isn’t the first time Oliver has slammed AT&T or the FCC.

Smile: Some airliners have cameras on seat-back screens

Smile: Some airliners have cameras on seat-back screens

Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it’s likely they are also on planes used by other carriers.

Parenting site Mumsnet hit by data breach

Parenting site Mumsnet hit by data breach

These are external links and will open in a new window These are external links and will open in a new window Image copyright Mumsnet Image caption Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts posted a lengthy explanation about the breach Parenting site Mumsnet has reported itself to the UK's data protection watchdog after an upgrade let some people see details of other accounts.

Jeff Bezos says National Enquirer is threatening to publish his nude photos

Jeff Bezos says National Enquirer is threatening to publish his nude photos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has published an astonishing personal blog post on the platform Medium detailing what he claims is extortion and blackmail on behalf of the tabloid National Enquirer.

Facebook paid teenagers to mine device data

Facebook paid teenagers to mine device data

"Despite early reports, there was nothing 'secret' about this; it was literally called the Facebook Research App. It wasn't 'spying' as all of the people who signed up to participate went through a clear on-boarding process asking for their permission and were paid to participate.

Undetectable Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Attacks through JavaScript and HTTP headers trickery

Undetectable Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Attacks through JavaScript and HTTP headers trickery

Comment 1 • 4 months ago CC: decal Flags: needinfo?(giacomo) (Reporter) Comment 6 • 4 months ago (In reply to Daniel Veditz [:dveditz] from comment #5) > The current behavior appears to be dictated by the various specifications of > the web.

We’re Suing the Government to Learn Its Rules for When It Hacks Into People’s Devices

We’re Suing the Government to Learn Its Rules for When It Hacks Into People’s Devices

Given the serious issues at stake, the public has a right to know the nature and extent of the government’s hacking activities and, importantly, the rules that govern these powerful surveillance tools.

Facebook Files for Ill-Timed Patent for Feature That Knows Where You're Going (Even Before You Do)

Facebook Files for Ill-Timed Patent for Feature That Knows Where You're Going (Even Before You Do)

The new feature would use your previous locations -- plus previously logged locations of other Facebook users, even people who aren't your Facebook friends -- to make predictions about where you're likely to go.

NYC Politician Wants to Ban Cashless Restaurants

NYC Politician Wants to Ban Cashless Restaurants

Torres tells Grub Street he is optimistic New York’s progressive city council will pass his legislation, but he expects local businesses will “mobilize to oppose the bill.” For anyone who sees the impending fight through an apathetic lens, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter and critic, and former Eater NY editor, Melissa McCart made a salient point in her report on the topic earlier this year: “[I]n an era when an increasing number of restaurants no longer accept legal tender, it’s useful to think about who this system benefits most: the businesses and banks, at the expense of consumers.” Do businesses and banks really need more power?

Facebook’s problems in Europe are piling up

Facebook’s problems in Europe are piling up

“For a short time, I had a Facebook account,“ Jourová said at a news conference Thursday. Jourová says European authorities could sanction Facebook next year if it doesn’t like what it hears from the company soon.

Who controls your data?

Who controls your data?

A team of nine Engadget reporters in London, Paris, New York and San Francisco filed more than 150 subject access requests -- in other words, requests for personal data -- to more than 30 popular tech companies ranging from social networks to dating apps to streaming services.